B1064 – Recognition of the Principality of Sealand Bill 2016

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    B1064 – Recognition of the Principality of Sealand Bill 2016, TSR Socialist Party

    Recognition of the Principality of Sealand Bill 2016
    A Bill to recognise the Principality of Sealand

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
    1: Definitions
    (1) Sealand is a micronation that claims Roughs Tower, an offshore platform located in the North Sea approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) off the coast of Suffolk, England.

    2: Implementation
    (1) The Foreign Offices recognises Sealand as sovereign state and establishes full diplomatic relations.
    (2) Sealand is granted territorial waters of 3 nautical miles and the UK retracts its claim to this area.

    3: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1)This Act may be cited as the Sealand Bill 2016.
    (2)This Act shall extend to the United Kingdom
    (3) Shall come into force with immediate effect following Royal Assent.
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    Semi-joke Bill.
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    ...I can't even
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    don't find this particularly humorous
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    don't find this particularly humorous
    Joke bills were never particularly funny anyway; hence the semi- joke bill.
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    Should this not be a motion rather than a bill? I mean, even though it's not serious.

    Nay anyway


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    Yes! Let's surrender territory to anyone who asks for it! I claim Chelsea and Kensinton!
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    I know the Socialist Party does not like property rights but ceding territorial waters to a mad man who wants to declare an old fort a nation state is a new one.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Joke bills were never particularly funny anyway; hence the semi- joke bill.
    That implies that there is seriousness here, but then again, chipping away at the uk bit by bit sounds about right for you

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    That implies that there is seriousness here, but then again, chipping away at the uk bit by bit sounds about right for you

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    I doubt granting a 2 hectare country recognition counts as 'chipping' away. It meets all requirements to be a sovereign nation so you might as well. It legally counts as extra-national territory anyway.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I doubt granting a 2 hectare country recognition counts as 'chipping' away. It meets all requirements to be a sovereign nation so you might as well. It legally counts as extra-national territory anyway.
    A not insignificant amount of territorial waters, contiguous some, and exclusive economic zone too

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    A not insignificant amount of territorial waters, contiguous some, and exclusive economic zone too

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    Oooo 6 kilometres, that's really going to kill trade with the EU compared with, say, LEAVING IT.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Yes! Let's surrender territory to anyone who asks for it! I claim Chelsea and Kensinton!
    When founded, Sealand was out of the United Kingdom's territorial waters, thus in international waters, and is an extra-national territory anyway. Sealand meets all requirements for a sovereign state excluding recognition from another sovereign state.
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    As Foreign Sec i will not cede that territory.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    When founded, Sealand was out of the United Kingdom's territorial waters, thus in international waters, and is an extra-national territory anyway. Sealand meets all requirements for a sovereign state excluding recognition from another sovereign state.
    Whether it was in or out at the time is irrelevant, it is not today, do you also have a source on us not having already extended to 12nm by 1974?

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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Oooo 6 kilometres, that's really going to kill trade with the EU compared with, say, LEAVING IT.
    I didn't realise that to you 200-6.5= 3.2, nor that area is measured in linear units.

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    Erm. How about making Cornwall a country too?
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    Nah.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Erm. How about making Cornwall a country too?
    Normally I don't reveal details about legislation being prepared, but as you ask the Cornish Independence Referendum Bill should be up in 2 or 3 days.
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Normally I don't reveal details about legislation being prepared, but as you ask the Cornish Independence Referendum Bill should be up in 2 or 3 days.
    Perhaps you should call a referendum petition on the Government.
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    We should get rid of Wales as well.
 
 
 
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